The 2010 election left the Conservatives as the largest parliamentary party but still 20 MPs short of a majority and had to form a coalition with the Liberal Democrats. In 2015 the voters punished the... More

Our Prime Minister has been described by colleagues to be a habitual liar and a serial adulterer. The Christian MP, Ian Blackford, says Johnson has “made a career out of lying”. Another Christian MP and... More

That austerity programme was intended to reduce national debt as a percentage of GDP and stop the nation living beyond its means. By the 2015 election, the deficit had been reduced by half, partly by selling... More

Regardless of one’s views about Brexit, the election has drawn attention to some disturbing issues in British politics. First, as many as 50 experienced MPs are not standing in the election. Inevitably... More

In the most recent episode of Justin Brierley’s fantastic series The Big Conversation, biblical scholars on opposing sides of the spectrum debated and discussed the reliability of the Gospels.It was the... More

Here in Australia, we are already into Spring. On a pleasant Sunday morning recently, I wandered out into my garden and was overcome by multiple bursts of colour from our rose bushes. They had finally... More

Rarely a week goes by without the media reporting evidence of global warming and climate change; rising sea levels, deforestation and forest fires in the Amazon Basin or the USA, and the depletion of energy... More

Nevertheless, the Government has negotiated a deal with the EU, not very different to the one Theresa May negotiated, and last Tuesday the new Withdrawal Bill that enshrines the latest deal was given a... More

The universe is mind-blowingly beautiful, but also brain-meltingly complicated when it comes to the physics of the cosmos.There are few people, myself included, who can really grasp the plethora of imaginative... More

I am an atheist. But I’m not one of those atheists…You know the type. The ones who spend every waking hour crafting internet memes like ‘I stopped believing in imaginary friends when I was 8 years old’... More